Falling Back: Thanksgiving Round Up of Recipes and Table Inspiration

It’s that time of year to fall back and when most of us in the US have turned back our clocks. It’s also time when my internal clock falls to comfort food. . .Harvesting, Gathering, and Thanksgiving!


Click on the links if you’d like to fall back for a taste or a peek at a little fall tabletop or Thanksgiving inspiration!

Plymouth Popcorn

A sweet and salty treat, great for snacking and sure to satisfy hungry pilgrims, football fans, or tree-trimmers over Thanksgiving weekend!

 A Last Hurrah for Fall Leaves and Pumpkins Table

 A Last Hurrah for Fall Leaves & Pumpkins 

Cornucopia folded napkins and a centerpiece with fall leaves and mini pumpkins for the table.

Pecan Pie Muffins

Pecan Pie Muffins

The flavor of pecan pie in an easy and delicious muffin. You’ll want to double the recipe!

A harvest of gray table and favorite fall soup recipe

A Harvest of Gray & Favorite Fall Soup 

At the table with gray pumpkins, Royal Stafford’s Hayride Harvest, and easy and delicious Roasted Pear-Butternut Soup.

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Top pinned post and recipe for quick & easy mini pies with a package of refrigerated pie crusts, a muffin tin and cookie cutters.

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

Pumpkin Pie Spice Nuts

 A flavorful, sweet treat for your Thanksgiving table and an easy and delicious hostess gift!

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

Roasted Butternut-Apple and Pumpkin Soup Shooters

A teaser appetizer to serve your guests and whet their appetite for the Thanksgiving feast.

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Caramel-Pecan-Pumpkin Bread Pudding 

Move over pumpkin pie, meet your replacement at the Thanksgiving table!

Thanksgiving Lakeside

A pumpkin vase centerpiece and mini pumpkin vases for each place setting.

Cream of Plenty Soup, aka, Shrimp and Corn Chowder

Cream of Plenty Soup, aka, Shrimp and Corn Chowder, plenty of flavor and plenty hearty! A meal in a bowl with some crusty bread, ideal for a busy week night when you need something warm and satisfying.
Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue Tablescape

Thanksgiving With a Touch of Blue

Blue married with shades of rust and brown for an unlikely Thanksgiving table color combination, but Mother Nature approved.

Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread with Cranberry-Maple Syrup

A double duty recipe! Fire up your Slow Cooker for an easy and moist Pumpkin-Cranberry bread. Enjoy it as a seasonal French toast for brunch with Cranberry-Maple Syrup.

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans & Pepitas

Cranberry-Apple-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

The flavors of fall in a cake with a Maple Glaze and Sugared Pecans and Pepitas.

Shades of purple, plum and pumpkin in a plaid fringed throw provide a warm and colorful foundation for a turkey tureen and Thanksgiving table.

A Turkey Table with Colorful Trimmings

Shades of purple, plum and pumpkin in a plaid fringed throw provide a warm and colorful foundation for Thanksgiving table.

Pumpkin Granola!

Pumpkin Granola

Make-ahead, flavorful and ideal for Thanksgiving weekend with family in town.

Pumpkin vase centerpiece for fall or Thanksgiving table

Harvesting, Reaping, & Sowing 

 A harvest of Indian corn, mini pumpkins and a pumpkin vase centerpiece for your fall or Thanksgiving table.

DIY Holiday Spirits for an Autumn infusion of flavors for a specialty bourbon.

Autumn Flavor-Infused Bourbon

DIY Holiday Spirits for an Autumn infusion of flavors for a specialty bourbon, ideal for a hostess gift and holiday cocktails!

Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

Potato Gratin with Rosemary Crust

 A gratin that marries Yukon Gold with sweet potatoes for a perfect side for fall or Thanksgiving. Served in a double crust that’s layered with rosemary and Gruyère cheese!

Gilded Gourds! A quick wash of metallic color highlights and dresses your pumpkins and gourds for an easy DIY for your Thanksgiving table!

Gilded Gourds

A quick wash of metallic color highlights and dresses your pumpkins and gourds for an easy DIY for your Thanksgiving table.

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves!

Cranberry-Pecan Pie Crust Leaves

Dress up your left over Thanksgiving turkey with Cranberry-Pecan Crusts for pot pie,or eat them like crackers :)

A Proud Tom Turkey Table

A little table top serendipity inspired by a Proud Tom Turkey.

Kisses Acorn Treats!

Hersey Kisses Acorns, an easy fall treat!

Pumpkin Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake

Pumpkin-Chocolate Harvest Bundt Cake with Bourbon-Pecan Glaze! A cake lover’s alternative to pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving with the added bonus of chocolate!

Pomegranate and Pear Sangria

Pomegranate and Pear Sangria, as easy to mix as is to drink! The perfect beverage to serve for a crowd for Thanksgiving!

Dog Gone Good Pumpkins Treats

Sure to be gobbled up by your canine companions!
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  26 comments for “Falling Back: Thanksgiving Round Up of Recipes and Table Inspiration

  1. November 2, 2015 at 7:29 am

    A great collection of seasonal inspiration Mary! Gotta say my absolute favorite is that potato gratin-it looks amazing! Happy November:@)

  2. November 2, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Oh Mary, why did I look at this yummy food related post before breakfast??? My stomach was growling as a scrolled through each delicious picture!! I love that at the end, Chloe and Gracie had been gifted with their own special doggie Fall treats. I’d love to be a guest at your house and be served with any of your lovely creations!

  3. November 2, 2015 at 7:39 am

    You do not need to go any where to seek out the best Fall recipes and beautiful tablescapes as it is all here in one place!…Love each and every recipe and table. The presentation is always impeccable. You always start off my day with a smile!…and anything with “the girls” in it is my fav!!!….Happy Monday!!…sharing away!

  4. November 2, 2015 at 7:48 am

    What an amazing array of beautiful pictures, gorgeous displays and oh so yummy food ideas. I have to start today to make all of your graciously shared ideas!!!


  5. Ellen Stillabower
    November 2, 2015 at 7:58 am

    WOW!!! I don’t know what to read first..love it all and probably going to reread this post many, many times!!! Thanks for sharing!!! 🦃🦃🦃🍁🍁🍁

  6. martha
    November 2, 2015 at 8:58 am

    This is a post to save! Beautiful pics and yummy sounding recipes. Your tablescapes are so pretty. It seems like most bloggers are only showing neutrals and after awhile, they all look the same. Thank you for treating us with more traditional colors and lots of variety. Your blog is my favorite!

  7. November 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Oh Mary! I will take one of everything! Favorite post of the day! I want to try so many of these! I have had a hankering for making mini pumpkin pies and I am dying to try that potato gratin pie. Love love love!

  8. Robyn
    November 2, 2015 at 9:36 am

    Lots of goodies! Thanks for the scrumptious looking recipes and the beautiful fall pics! My favorite time of year!!!

  9. Bonnie Keearns
    November 2, 2015 at 9:49 am

    What a bountiful Fall inspiration for the holidays! Thanks Mary♡

  10. Donna C.
    November 2, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Thank you for the early Thanksgiving FEAST of beautiful table settings and scrumptious recipes. Have a wonderful, happy day! 🦃🍁🍂

  11. Maryann Marshall
    November 2, 2015 at 11:39 am


    I love your blog, one of my favorites!!!!!! This is a keeper, will refer to it many times in the coming weeks. Always look forward to seeing the next blog, your tables scapes are amazing

  12. Linda
    November 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This is the MOST wonderful Thanksgiving blog post ever! I am so happy to have found your blog. Thank you.

  13. November 2, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    I used to say you needed to publish a book with all your beautiful posts…but I’ve changed my mind…You need to publish a collection of books, one per each season and each holiday…You have more than enough material to get you started!

  14. cozinest
    November 2, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Oh my! Everything looks delicious! Including the tablescapes! I’ve lost 18 pounds recently and I think I just gained half of it back by reading that scrumptious pecan-pumpkin bread pudding recipe.

  15. November 2, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    All the pretty food has made me hungry. I would love to have a piece of either of the pumpkin cakes right now as it is the middle of the afternoon. The soups sound delicious. Pinning away for later.
    Of course, all the tablescapes are perfect in every way.
    We got two inches of rain over the weekend.
    Have a great week.

  16. November 2, 2015 at 6:23 pm

    Mary, this post is a complete guide to autumn entertaining. Wow, what a treasure trove. Every one of these dishes is making me want to pull up a chair and have a bite or two or three or ….
    Your details always make me swoon with delight.
    Thanks for visiting my tartan post. I wish you could play along. I know your post would be spectacular.

  17. November 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Sigh…so much beautiful food, so many stunning tables…thank you for the fabulous fall round up Mary! [I’m posting one too on Friday] It’s so much fun to look back and discover things I missed the first time, and get new inspirations! Your floral pumpkins have me just itching to give it a try! I have got to make that potato gratin with rosemary crust, it’s been on my to do list for a long time!

  18. November 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    just got home and back to umlimited internet, i have been without it for weeks and missed so many of your fabulous pics! i have loads of scrolling to do tonight, i had peeked on my phone, but its a treat to sit and take in weeks of your work!

  19. November 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Okay, I declare you Queen of Thanksgiving…who can beat all these fabulous—LOOKS and recipes. NUMMY, and here I am trying to simplify. This is just too fab,

  20. November 2, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    Mary, what inspiration from the magnificent tablescapes to the presentation of food and recipes!! Such a great post to save! Blessings, Pam (everydayliving.me)

  21. November 2, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    What an absolutely beautiful and mouth watering display of seasonal goodies. My husband was reading over my shoulder as I scrolled down. I heard a lot of oh’s and ah’s so I know he agrees with me. I have followed you for a number of years and I can’t think of any other blog that I rush to in order to see what fantastic recipes and table settings you have to share with us this year. Hope you and your have an fantastic holiday season. Now, I can’t wait for you Christmas postings. :)

  22. November 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    Wow, what a feast and I must give at least one of these recipes a try for my Thanksgiving. I have only been following you for a year so I had to keep going back to check the recipes. Some folks read recipes instead of novels, so delicious. Your posts allow us to have a visual feast like no other. I would love to be your table setting assistant. So many choices and color combos and it all works. I am going to look at my dishes in new and unorthodox ways and see if I can benefit from your instruction. Would love to see where your dishes, tablewares get stored. It must be one terrific closet. Oh, baby. Thanks for today.

  23. Melodie Strickland
    November 3, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Beautiful Thanksgiving tablescapes and scrumptious recipes. All the food looks delicious!!

  24. November 3, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    Mary, you could publish a series of books with recipes and tabletop ideas for each season! This is such an incredible collection. As I was scrolling, I said to myself, “Oh, I want to make that!” and “I want to make that!” Pinning and sharing!

  25. Bev
    November 5, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    As always, just lovely and so innovative. I’ve seen all of these before and love seeing them again. No way to pick a fav!

  26. November 11, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    Oh my mouth is watering!! This all looks sooo good!

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